Vishavjit Singh is a cartoonist and the mastermind behind Sikh Captain America. He appears in a video ad for Facebook Tips on your timeline. You might have seen it.
Did you scroll down to the comments under the ad though? If you did, you probably encountered some really nasty racist ones.
It is rather ironic. For here is a man who believes in the need for a vigilante, being attacked in the worst possible racial manner, on the very platform that he was advertising.
Here is a sample of some of the horrid and misplaced racist comments that Vishavjit had to face.
Normal looking American, really? *slow clap*
Some tried to help Singh… by being racist.
Some finally got the point.
And there were the few who focused on what the video was about.
Here’s what Vishavjit Singh had to say.
As a turbaned bearded American I get stereotyped countless times but my experience pales in comparison to being black #AllLivesMatter— Vishavjit Singh (@sikhtoons) December 5, 2014
If this doesn’t shame the racist haters on the internet, we don’t know what will.
Watch the ad that started it all.